Dental implants are a long-term alternative to traditional tooth replacement options such as bridges and dentures. Implants offer a variety of benefits that make them one of the most desirable tooth replacement solutions available, including jaw bone support, natural appearance and reliability. However, as with any surgical procedure, dental implant placement comes with some risks. The premier dental implant specialist team in Williston Park Nassau County, NY at National Dental make sure every patient seeking dental implants is aware of the benefits as well as the potential risks associated with the procedure. Here are a few of the biggest risks associated with dental implant placement.
Dental Implant Failure
When dental implants are rejected by the body, it’s called dental implant failure. There are a variety of factors that could lead to implant failure, including bone loss, poor dental hygiene, failure of the implant to integrate into the jaw bone and infection.
Once an implant shows signs of failure, there may be nothing Dr. Doshi can do to save it. However, you can minimize the risk of dental implant failure by maintaining excellent oral hygiene, visiting your dentist for regular checkups and eating a healthy diet. You should also avoid sticky or hard foods in the days after implant placement to avoid damaging your implant.
Puncture of Sinus Cavity
If you’re having an implant placed in your upper jaw, there is a risk of the implant post puncturing the sinus cavity. Our doctors utilize special imaging technology and great care to minimize the chance of your sinus cavity becoming punctured.
Excessive bleeding is a risk that accompanies any surgical procedure, including dental implant placement. Implants placed in the upper jaw have a lower risk of excessive bleeding than implants placed in the lower jaw.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you’d like to learn more about the risks associated with dental implants so you can make the most informed treatment decision possible, call National Dental today. We’ll help you schedule a consultation with one of our highly skilled dental implant specialists in Williston Park, NY.